Don't tell the mods, but I've been here quite awhile without actually ever owning a Telecaster. Well, you folks rubbed off on me and I got a MIM Tele a couple of months ago. It's a great guitar, it stays in tune and it sounds pretty alright. Problem is, I don't know how to play any "Telecaster Music". When I say 'Telecaster' in this context, I mean the iteration that the Tele has been for most of its life: A dual single-coil guitar with a simple 3-way switch, fixed bridge, etc. A simple, straight-forward and honest guitar. Much of my musical life, I always played either single-coil strats for 60's Surf Music, or humbucking strats and Pointy Metal guitars for '80s Thrash Metal. The last few years I've been playing dual-humbucker LP-like guitars. Hard Rock and Heavy Metal have been my life, with a minor Instrumental Surf tinge to round it out. I want to enjoy the Tele, but it's honestly been a real shock. It's nothing like a single-coil strat, and nothing AT ALL like the other a fore-mentioned guitars. I'm posting this in a community of disciples, so I'm sure it's got all the merit it needs. However, all the music I've ever listened to seems to have been covered by the Strat/LP/Pointy Ibanez combo. As one of the most-recorded instruments in the history of Rock n Roll, I'm having a hard time placing the Telecaster. I know it was for time a staple and weapon for Keef, (and the Esquire was the main squeeze of Jeff Beck back in the day), but most anyone else I've listened to from the 1950s until today have used a Stratocaster, Jazzmaster, Jaguar, Mosrite, Gibson LP/Explorer/SG/V. Here, I continually read "the Telecaster is the world's most versatile guitar", yet it always seems like it's in the world of Country and Western, which I know little about. Please throw me a bone here. What's some Telecaster Music I should check out?